Judge Weighs Bid for Nixon Testimony in '90 Case

5 years 9 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, April 18 2013 Apr 18, 2013 Thursday, April 18, 2013 3:31:20 AM CDT April 18, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

PLATTE CITY, Mo. - A Chillicothe man's attempt to compel Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to testify in a 1990 murder case is heading to a Platte County courtroom.

Mark Woodworth wants to depose Nixon to see what he knows about a series of letters between state and local prosecutors, a Livingston County judge and the husband of shooting victim Cathy Robertson. Nixon was the state's attorney general when Woodworth was indicted by a Livingston County grand jury two decades ago.

A hearing on Woodworth's motion was scheduled Thursday.

Woodworth was convicted of killing Roberson in 1995 but later freed on appeal. A second jury convicted him four years later and sentenced Woodworth to life in prison. But the state Supreme Court threw out that conviction in January, and Woodworth is now facing a third trial.

 

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